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More public libraries and services to be reopened from 3 April onwards

The Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL), six major and 31 district libraries have been reopened earlier. From 3 April, all small libraries will be reopened. More services and facilities including newspapers and periodicals services, reference library and partial computer facilities in all libraries will also be resumed. All libraries will implement special opening hours, limit the number of people entering the library and adopt other precautionary measures (including users are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code or register their names, contact number and the date and time of the visit before admission). From 7 April, the HKCL and six major libraries will resume normal opening hours with arrangement of cleaning session. Please refer to the library notice on the Details.

Hong Kong Public libraries has resumed calculation of overdue fines from 5 March, except for mobile libraries. Patrons are advised to return their overdue items as soon as possible to avoid incurring overdue fines. Patrons are advised to renew or return their borrowed items on time to avoid incurring overdue fines.

Collection Development Meeting

The terms of reference of the Collection Development Meeting are:

  1. to formulate, review, and revise strategies for collection development;
  2. to review the existing library collections;
  3. to apportion the funds available for acquisition of library materials;
  4. to consider and approve selections from subject librarians and branch librarians as well as suggestions for purchase from members of the public;
  5. to consider and approve proposed donations of books from members of the public.

The Meeting is chaired by Chief Librarian (Collections & Technical Processing) and consists of Chief Librarians, Senior Librarians, and Librarians from the Hong Kong Central Library, libraries in different districts, and functional units of the HKPL, who serve on the Meeting in rotation.